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Stefan Diez, born in 1971 in Freising, is a German industrial designer who focuses on furniture, tableware, accessories, bags and exhibition designs.
After studying industrial design at the State Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart, Stefan Diez worked as a cabinet maker. After spending a year in India, he attended university in Germany where he founded his own design studio in 2003. Many of his products have received international design awards, including the "Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland." Since 2007, Dietz has worked as a professor for industrial design at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung (HFG) Karlsruhe.
He makes Japan-inspired china and relates his metal chair to car fenders. Young German designer Stefan Diez is influenced by his time in Asia, but pays tribute to German craftmanship. His work is on show in Cologne.
This new series introduces six influential designers who are presenting their creations at the imm Cologne International Furniture Show. Our first episode looks at furniture by Stefan Diez of Germany. He’s one of Germany's most successful furniture designers, and two of his most notable chair designs are the 'Chassis' and the largely built-by-hand 'Houdini'.